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Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to put them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
Author: George Eliot, Source: UnknownSaved by shellmardodd in words love friendship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“Woman was taken out of man—not out of his feet to be trampled underfoot, but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved.”

Thomas S. Monson, “The Lighthouse of the Lord,” Ensign, Nov. 1990, 95
Author: David O. McKay, Source: by shellmardodd in love women 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The best portion of a man's life consists of his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: UnknownSaved by shellmardodd in love service kindness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Author: Ursula Le Guin, Source: UnknownSaved by shellmardodd in love 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Author: Theodore Roosevelt, Source: UnknownSaved by shellmardodd in america safety duty peace prosperity greed 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is no bad weather, just bad clothing.
Author: Swedish saying, Source: by shellmardodd in preparation clothing weather 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In between meditations, the gamma signal in the monks never died down. Even when they were not meditating, their brains were different from the novices' brains, marked by waves associated with perception, problem solving and consciousness. Moreover, the more hours of meditation training a monk had had, the stronger and more enduring the gamma signal.

It was something Prof. Davidson had been seeking since he trekked into the hills above Dharamsala to study lamas and monks: evidence that mental training can create an enduring brain trait.

"This positive state is a skill that can be trained," Prof. Davidson says. "Our findings clearly indicate that meditation can change the function of the brain in an enduring way."
Author: Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Source: by shellmardodd in mind meditation capacity mental exercise consciousness problemsolving 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
However, there is the Inconveniency (as ’tis commonly thought) of a Scolding Wife, which has Conveniencies enough in it, to make it (when rightly consider’d) esteem’d a Happiness. For I speak from Experience, (as well as a long Course of Observation) Women of that Character have generally sound and healthy Constitutions, produce a vigourous Offspring, are active in the Business of the Family, special good Housewives, and very Careful of their Husbands Interest.
Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: by shellmardodd in motherhood family wife assertive housewife 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You parents of the willful and the wayward! Don't give them up. Don't cast them off. They are not utterly lost. The Shepherd will find his sheep. They were His before they were yours - long before he entrusted them to your care; and you cannot begin to love them as he loves them. They have but strayed in ignorance from the Path of Right, and God is merciful to ignorance. Only the fullness of knowledge brings the fullness of accountability. Our Heavenly Father is far more merciful, infinitely more charitable, than even the best of his servants, and the Everlasting Gospel is mightier in power to save than our narrow finite minds can comprehend.
Author: Orson Whitney, Source: Conference Report, April, 1929 p. 110Saved by shellmardodd in child charity mercy disobedience 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike, and they will, you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there, these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham's seed.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: "For Times of Trouble," New Era, Oct. 1980, 15Saved by shellmardodd in protection veil disappointment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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